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Wellness Tips: November 2013
Your're never too old
You’re never too old to get moving, get stronger and improve your health. Only about 30% of people ages 45 to 64 say they engage in regular leisure-time physical activity. Experts recommend 4 types of exercise for older adults:
- Endurance exercises improves the health of your heart, lungs and circulatory system.
- Balance exercises can help prevent falls.
- Strength exercises increase muscle strength to help with daily activities.
- Stretching, or flexibility exercises can give you more freedom of movement.
Even if you haven’t been active before, it’s important to get started and stay active.
Trying to quit smoking?
Think about setting a quit date of November 21 and join people across the country for the Great American Smoke Out. Write down 10 reasons to quit. In addition to health reasons, the list might include not be short of breath, have better smelling clothes, have fewer wrinkles, enjoy the taste of food and save money. Read the list often during the quitting process to help you stay motivated.
For smoking cessation resources, visit gundersenhealth.org/quit or call (608) 775-5442.
Stop germs from spreading
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers can quickly reduce the number of germs on hands in some situations, but be aware that sanitizers do not eliminate all types of germs.
Keep food safety in mind this holiday season
Once the meal is over, what do you do with the leftovers?
- Refrigerate or freeze in shallow containers within two hours of cooking.
- Refrigerate stuffing separately.
- Use leftover turkey, stuffing and vegetable dishes within three to four days or freeze for up to four to six months.
- Reheat foods to 165 degrees or until hot and steaming.
- Bring gravies to a rolling boil.
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Employee Wellness News
Employees are encouraged to participate in a program that will help them keep extra pounds away during the holidays.
November 21, 2013
Medical insurance costs will increase by 5 percent in January. Those who don't complete the health screening, profile. a tobacco affidavit and cessation program (if required) will be charged an additional $25 per month for individuals or $50 a month for employees and spouses/domestic partners.
September 26, 2013
Employees and spouses/domestic partners with health insurance through APS have until midnight on Sept. 30 to complete both in order to keep down premium costs.
September 19, 2013
More than half of APS employees and spouses/domestic partners covered by the district’s health plans risk seeing their monthly premiums increase by up to $50 if they don’t complete a biometrics screening, personal health profile and sign a tobacco affidavit by the end of September.
September 12, 2013
Registration deadline is Sept. 10.
September 5, 2013